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  1. Salaam Alaykum, Thanks for taking the time to read this. I have searched online and on al-islam.org, I am looking for anecdotes and stories from the life of Imam Hussein(as) before the event of Kerbala - in particular his kindness, generosity and humanity. I am planning to make a video to show the greatness of the character of the Imam. All I can find is related to 'Ashura. Any help would be appreciated! Ma'salaam
  2. Salaam Alaykum, Thanks for posting this topic. I procrastinate a lot and feel very lazy. I don't know how to get out of this rut! Are there any Islamic tips/hadith for overcoming laziness/procrastination? There are so many non-islamic Self help books, what do the Ahlul Bayt [pbut] have to advice us regarding this? Ma'salaam.
  3. Salaam Alaykum, This is a very interesting topic and I learnt many good things. I am struggling with a similar problem myself where I have everythingI need/want but yet feel a void in my life. I feel like I need to connect back to Allah [swt] but I don't know how. I believe I need to get rid of my netflix-procastination habit but that is SO HARD! I don't know how to stop watchign TV when I am home alone - and unfortunately I am home alone ALL the time! Ma'salaam
  4. Salaam Alaykum, Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem I had a muslim Shia' convert ask me this question and I don't know how true this is: Those who love to wear imitation jewelry should understand that Rasulullah (S) has strictly prohibited use of it for both, man as well as woman. When he saw a ring of steel in the hand of a Muslim he warned: it is an ornament of the people of the hell. Listen! From you I have found signs and smell of Zoroastrians. That person removed his metallic ring and wore a ring of gold. Rasulullah(S) warned that your finger is in the Hell as long as this ring remains on your finger. Learned writer of "Daem al Islam", Syedna Qazi al Nauman has mentioned that afterwards that person questioned; should I not wear a ring? He (S) guided: [10] "You can wear a ring made of silver, which should not exceed one Misq'al". "Daem al Islam", Syedna Qazi al Nauman, vol. II, Qahera; also quoted by Tirmizi, Abu Dawood & Nisai According to Shi'a ahadith and fiqh, are we permitted to wear imitation jewellery? Thank you so much in advance,
  5. Salaam Alaykum, There are many things that I want to say but iA will come back to it later and post my thoughts!
  6. Thank you hameedeh.. Although there is no one consensus on what doctors and herbalists say! :( waiting for more replies from the Ahadith and sunnah! :) Ma'salaam
  7. Salaam Alaykum, Thanks for your post. You are right, the majority of us; are clueless. We need more from ourselves especially. I agree with #2 and #7. Also, i agree that every shia muslim should undergo strict formal religious education. We should be able to defend our faith - Sunday Madrasah is not enough! I want to learn and become more knowledgeable and then iA go out there and help people , guide them etc. But I face many challenges myself. I'll list them below, just so you get more of an idea, iA 1. Lack of Hawza level resources in English. 2. From the current books, i don't know where to start reading and there is no structure. I feel almost as I am firing in darkness. How do I start learning about Islam? What books can i start reading about hinduism, Christianity, buddhism? 3. I am a muslim female, thus really hard for me to leave my husband and go to Qum to study. Very impractical and probably unislamic too. 4. There is no hawza where I live that I can attend on a part time basis, like available in London. 5. If i were to learn Arabic, which i should, it would take me an average of 2+ years. And I can be uber fluent if I live in an Arab country during those two years! 6. Because of many personal factors, my motivation ebbs and flows. Not because i don't want to learn - I do, but I can't pin point why. 7. I am also very mildly dyslexic, so to remember information, i usually have to mind map - and that takes a LONNNNNNNNNNG time! 7. After i have children, it will be much harder; and for those who work/have businesses, its tough as well. * However, all these factors are a hurdle - there has to be a way to overcome all of them, and I have overcome some. So, I am currently doing a Masters in Islamic Studies online, from the London ICAS hawza. Its extremely tough finding the resources, but i was luckier this semester. Its possible. I also try to read a lot - it helps; although as mentioned my reading is random. I wish it was more systematic. but iA khayr. Hope this helps. Ma'salaam
  8. Salaam Alaykum, Recently I have been wondering about the Islamic recommendation regarding fruits. Is it better to eat fruits before food, after food, with food or independently? I am getting so confused since everyone says either eat on an empty stomach or after meals, or independently. There is no consensus regarding this topic. Are there any ahadith or books outlining what to eat and when, according to the Islamic recommendations from the AhlulBayt [as]? Many thanks, Ma'salaam.
  9. Salaaam Alayakum! Thank you for your replies. I have become more productive lately with reading and learning. :) Your comments really helped. May you be blessed abundantly ! :D Ma'salaam
  10. Salaam Alaykum, Are there books of his on Imam Mahdi [atfs] in English? JazakAllah Ma'salaam
  11. Bismillah Salaam Alaykum, I feel lost in life. I want to do many things, however I am not passionate enough about them to actually get up and start working. For instance, I want to gain islamic knowledge and I am awed by the people of knowledge - however, when it comes to actually reading, i procrastinate. I don't know what to do - i have zero motivation and i procastinate a lot. any ideas how to get out of this cycle? JazakAllah
  12. Joining the thread late but please do continue :)
  13. Salaam Alaykum, @ Tawheed313, monad Thanks for your tips :) IA i will try to focus and be more productive. Although it is daunting and seems overwhelming but with duas and hard work, things will fall into place. I believe that :) @ :Sami II - how would you classify pure water? Also, at this moment, i am focusing on praying my regular salat on time. I have much difficulty in praying salaatul Layl , How did you do it?
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